brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to Book m Dano. Lightly hazy onion skin colored pour with a light head. Musty aroma that is kind of like fresh top soil. The flavor is grain. Just smooth grain like flavors with a touch of earth. Drinkable for sure, just not particularly interesting. Fairly smooth medium body.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Clear yellow body with a thin white head. Light body, aroma is adjunct, corn, pils malt. Dry pils malt taste, corn then a light hoppiness.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of some sweet malt, light citrus, toasted malt. Tastes sweet with a citrussy hint and a touch of bitterness on the finish. I can see why this won best in show. Excellent!
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale greenish yellow with a 1-2 finger sticky frothy white head. The nose is cornish, lager yeast definitely comes though, a tad sweet, some hay and grassy hops, bready. The flavor is sweet, bready, some grassy hops, cornish. Easy to drink and sessionable but not something we need another one of on the market.
jrob21 (2772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a very common style for me but I found this one refreshing and tasty. May not be all that complex but well balanced and drinkable. On tap at barleys in Asheville. Poured a slightly clear yellow color with a white head. Flavor was light bread and wheat. The German pilsner malt was pretty apparent but well done.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was disgusting. Hard to believe this won best of show. Pours out a golden yellow color with a white head. flavor had some grain and corn to it. Aroma was not really present. I didnt really care of this beer at all.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Damn if I really know much about this style, but this was pretty good. Certainly very light and not amazingly flavorful, but this seems meant to be an easy-drinking summer beer, and I could see myself drinking many of these. My pour was draft at Brewgrass. Clear gold with white head. Very mild. Some corn/grain. Minor hop presence. Not an overly crisp finish, but pleasant. Solid.
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Brewgrass 2008, Dark yellow, smallish white head. Corny, citrusy aroma. Flavor is similiar, with a borny flavor up front and a mellow, tasty hop finish.
OldGrowth (2831) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pint @ Barley’s Tap. Ok aroma, sweet. Little corn, little white sugar, sour grassy notes. Clean orangy gold color, good head that faded quickly, ok lace. Sweet bitter flavors, like aroma. Malt has that malt ball kind of taste. Lite body, thin creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Hits the mark for a cream ale. Didn’t make me want another. Flavor would be my favorite part as I got a little more out of it than aroma.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear gold with fluffy white head. light crisp sweet aroma, smooth palate with dry finish, refreshing qualities of the cream ale, sweet millde and creamy background. light and sessionable, but a good quality palate, It is a ceam ale so complexity is light, but a good cream ale it is. the beer is good for its style.